Gershwin fan

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  1. That site seems awfully, uh.... "Netanyahu-ish"
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    First movie that comes to mind. --- geography

    Rockin' thru the Rockies Next: Texas
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Jailhouse Rock
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    Is Criticizing Israel Anti-Semitic.?

    So they're nice to the women, huh? Okay now we HAVE to support them!
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    I Just Watched...

    The Leader- I finished this anime on the life of Marx and I have many thoughts on it. The thing I hated the most about it was the mediocre CGI used most of the time. The traditional 2D anime style that was in the trailer was only used in the most "climactic" scenes. I also think they made the story of his life too stiff and boring when there was a lot of interesting material to work with. Marx, Engels and Jenny are just depicted as very flat and uninteresting. Jenny in particular is basically a set prop even though the anime toted that it was about the love story between Marx and Jenny. As they flee from nation to nation and Karl writes his books, she is depicted as a boring "supportive" woman with no real emotion attached. Also there was not enough action for my taste (for example, it shows them fleeing nation to nation and the gov. spying on them but never really anything "cool" like sword fights that are used in the intro for some reason?). When it does show action it is very laughable like when a Prussian officer aims a gun at Karl who stands firmly against him and of course the officer backs down, as you'd expect! You could see that one coming from miles away. I also didn't like how they didn't go in depth with his opponents in the "Young Hegelians society." I thought that would have been interesting. I did like the story it had to tell and thought it was interesting but I just thought it failed in some key areas that stopped it from becoming a great anime. The soundtrack was very good though. I especially liked the ending theme which is a really catchy pop tune version of the Internationale. To conclude, this story is told in a much better way in "The Young Karl Marx" which I would recommend instead. This one was too crude for me and the animation was not very good. As an aside, I don't know if this was on purpose but this background character from an early episode set in the University of Berlin looks a lot like Marx's philosophic enemy Max Stirner. Now that is a funny easter egg! Come to think of it, I would really prefer a Max Stirner anime.
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    2019 elections...

    This city is a garbage can.
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    America's Gun Culture...

    Last thing I'd want to see is Watts mocked and derided. It would be a real end of the world....
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "New York, New York" from On the Town Next: a musical number from a movie sequel
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Die Dreigroschenoper (1931)
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    First movie that comes to mind. --- geography

    The Adventures of Robin Hood Next: Antarctica
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (Deputy Andy) Next: a murder
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    THE GET SMART THREAD

    Some Max Stirner memes.
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    That's a nice car!

    For me, I have to say the 80s and 90s were the worst era for cars with that terrible "box on wheels" shape. Makes me think of Mickey Rourke's comment from Sin City, where he is describing a 1980s Mercedes. - "Modern cars, they all look like electric shavers."
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    Stars that deserve discussion

    "Heard he was dead."
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    Stars that deserve discussion

    My favorite living star is probably Sheryl Lee. Besides TP of course, my favorite role of hers is as the prostitute in the film version of Dostoyevsky's Notes From Underground.
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    Is God's Existence Self-Evident?

    An eternal, metaphysical entity probably wouldn't need food. In the video, he mentions how St Augustine didn't say it was definitive proof of his existence but rather the most definitive case for it. The idea that God was the "cause" of the Universe's creation is strong against the Pagan view of the time that the universe was simply eternal and had no beginning (which we now know was not the case). From wikipedia- In City of God, Augustine rejected both the immortality of the human race proposed by pagans, and contemporary ideas of ages (such as those of certain Greeks and Egyptians) that differed from the Church's sacred writings. Also as for the definitions, he was only going over what the words meant in the original language to get a clearer, closer translation. "truth, etc."
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    What Are You Listening To?

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    Name 10 Facts About This Actor

    7. He was personally invited to Republican President George W. Bush's inauguration in 2001.
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Pervert's Guide to Ideology
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    quirky submarine captains

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    my new laptop

    Hey, maybe it's got her butt print on it.
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    Women respond to misogyny and sexual predators with power

    "Faces only a mother could love"
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    TCM has a new owner

    "Monopolies are great if the orange man hates it"
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    FORGOTTEN Oldies

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    Story point in "Au Revoir Les Enfants" question

    They were the ones that were okay/ weren't Jewish. They were lining up the Catholics first to find the ones who were hiding. Also I agree it is a great film.

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